Bill gives Taiwan's firefighters legal right to scrub dangerous missions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan today passed amendments to the Fire Services Act (消防法), including a provision that states that if there is no danger to human life at the scene of a d...

Typhoon spurs federal emergency for Northern Mariana Islands

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal emergency has been declared as Typhoon Bualoi approaches the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Trump administration approved the emerge...

Japan PM visits storm-hit areas, royal parade may be delayed

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting towns devasted by the deadly typhoon to meet residents to assess damage and their needs. Rescue and relief efforts for stra...

Leonard, Faxon lead pro-am for Bahamas hurricane relief

What began as a group text in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian led to a simple question from Justin Leonard: What can we do? Leonard and his wife, Amanda, have property at Baker's B...

Kids in Bahamas stranded with schools damaged by hurricane

GREAT ABACO ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — As unimaginable winds from Hurricane Dorian pushed the Atlantic Ocean into inland neighborhoods far from the seashore in parts of the Bahamas, homes and schools floo...

Jordan pledges $1 million for hurricane relief in Bahamas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is pledging $1 million to organizations assisting with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. J...

The Latest: North Carolina hurricane warnings lifted

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Hurricane Dorian continues to churn off the North Carolina coast, but it's headi...

Taiwan president tests F-16 simulator at defense technology exhibition

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday made clear her intention to buy more upgraded F-16 fighter jets from the United States and expressed hope that the U.S. will reach a deci...

Barry's outer bands begin lashing southeastern Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry's wind and rain were starting to lash Louisiana early Friday as New Orleans and coastal communities braced for a drenching from what's expected to be the first ...

Face of Indonesia disaster relief efforts dies at 49

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman, who was respected for informing Indonesians accurately and quickly about the country's frequent natural calamities, has died. He was 49...

Mozambique seeks $3.2 billion to recover from cyclones

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mozambique says it needs $3.2 billion to recover from a pair of tropical cyclones that ripped into the southern African nation this year and killed more than 600 people. ...

Colorado Sen. Bennet launches Democratic presidential bid

DENVER (AP) — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostat...

Taiwan donates additional US$355,722 for Indonesian post-quake relief

Taiwan's government donated an additional US$355,722 to Indonesia Tuesday to help with school reconstruction efforts in the wake of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the island of Sulawesi Sept....

Colbert donates $400K from book to NC hurricane relief

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — "The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina. The Raleigh News...

Cholera vaccination drive starts in Mozambique after cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A cholera vaccination campaign is kicking off to reach nearly 900,000 cyclone survivors in Mozambique as officials rush to contain an outbreak of the disease. ...